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    hiya all

    I wanted to make my own games, by I don't know much about programing..so is the cprograming.com site a good place to learn the basics? I'm using the introductory edition of mircosoft visual C++ if thats important..thanks

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    The tutorials on this site are pretty good (at least for c++). There is a wealth of information on the internet but nothing beats buying a book. If you have any specific questions these boards are where to ask them, so ask away.

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    Question #1: Can you suggest a book?
    Question #2: The basic stuuf that is in the tutorials, is that stuff like covered my the program, so you can't see it? Or is it a diffenert kinda style to make it. Like a program..might not get this one..

    Thanks

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    its really best to start with some simple programming first, like screen output, variables and data , file processing, input processing and the like. Buy a simple book on c++ and work through that. The amount you need to learn depends on what you want to program, if your talking text based or tile C++ is fine, if you wnat to program 3d 1stp shooters or 3d games then youll need to learn directx, which will also inlclude learning some windows programming. It depends on what you want to do and how much your prepared to learn.
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    i cant believe that people just casually overlook OpenGL while mentioning DirectX

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